The Official Journal of the

Western Risk and Insurance Association

Journal of Insurance Issues

The Journal of Insurance Issues, the official journal of the Western Risk and Insurance Association, is co-sponsored by the Southern Risk and Insurance Association. From 1977 through 1990 the Journal was published as the Journal of Insurance Issues and Practices.

The Journal of Insurance Issues (JII) is a peer‐reviewed scholarly journal that publishes rigorous theoretical and empirical research in the field of risk and insurance. The JII encourages new perspectives and is open to all research methods including, but not limited to, empirical studies, mathematical proofs, laboratory experiments and simulations. All manuscripts, including empirical manuscripts, need to test, extend, and/or develop new theory that is relevant and timely for public policy or practitioners. Each year, one article from JII is selected for the prestigious Donald Hardigree Award.

The Journal is indexed by the ABDC Journal Quality List as a “B” level journal. Additionally, JII is also included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and in Cabell’s. All issues of the JII are available online through JSTOR. In addition to JSTOR, articles included in the Journal are also available in Business Source Complete, ABI/INFORM Global, and RePEc, among others.

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The best method of contacting the Journal is via email.

Journal Subscription

The Journal is published twice per year with a spring (No. 1) and a fall (No. 2) issue.


Membership in the Western Risk and Insurance Association  or the Southern Risk and Insurance Association include a Journal subscription. 


The annual subscription rate for libraries and other institutions is $100 USD. Institutions should access this hyperlink for online payment and subscription details.